bookish naughty or nice tag

After I woke up from my post Christmas grocery shopping nap, I got bored and decided to do the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag because no one tagged me in it yet [insert sad face here] and I feel like determining that I am probably mostly on the “naughty” end of things this year, much like my kittens. Anyway, this tag was created by Jenniely. Here are the rules:

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!)
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people!


Received an ARC and not reviewed it?  !

Um…it is actually embarrassing how many times I have done this. One of my goals for 2019 is to be better about requesting ARCs in general so I maybe don’t have to tick this one off as much? I have eARCs dating as far back as 2014 that I still haven’t read. Yes, I am terrible.


Have less than 60% feedback rating on NetGalley? x

I actually have 90ish% now. I don’t review anymore on NG because I’m on it as a librarian, but I can still say whether I’m going to buy it for the library, and if I decide I’m not interested in reading it, I just check that I’m not buying it for the library or recommending it for reader’s advisory. So my feedback rating stays pretty high.


Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a review was to come and it never did?

I don’t often post reviews on GR (something else I’d like to get better at next year…) so I have never done this. Woohoo!


Folded down the page of a book?  !

I used to be a notorious dog-earer. So technically this is a yes. But I no longer do this and cringe if I ever forget a bookmark at home and have to do it to a precious book.


Accidentally spilled on a book?  x

I would NEVER. EVER.


DNF a book this year?  !

Um, well yeah. I don’t know if this is a naughty or nice thing, since I think it’s way better to DNF a book you don’t like than waste time on something you’re just going to hate-read.


Bought a book because it was pretty with no intention of reading it?  x

Actually, I don’t think I have ever done this.


Read while you were supposed to be doing something else?  !

Um, me reading at work all the time is a thing that sometimes happens…


Skim read a book?  !

Not a whole book, but sometimes if a book is slow or I’ve spent too long reading it and want to move on to something else, I will skim read the end.


Completely missed your Goodreads goal?  x

I don’t think so.


Broke a book buying ban?  x

I have never even attempted to put myself on a book buying ban because I know I will break it immediately.


Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about?  !

Definitely intended to review a book, left it for ages, and then forgot what it was about.


Wrote in a book you were reading?  !

I had to annotate heavily in high school, so unfortunately, yes. Though tbh I think people should be allowed to do whatever they want to their own books.


Finished a book and not added it to Goodreads?  x



Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?  x

Nope. I don’t borrow or let people borrow books.


Dodged someone asking if they could borrow a book?  !!

Lol literally just did this last week with a former coworker. Sorry, but NOBODY gets to borrow my books, especially an ARC.


Broke the spine of someone else’s book?  x

Definitely not.


Took the jacket off a book to protect it and end up making it more damaged?  x

I actually hate taking the jacket off a book.


Sat on a book accidentally?  !



I tag…anyone who still wants to do this after the holiday season!





  1. Marie on

    Lovely answers for this tag! I’m glad I’m not the only one who procrastinates reviews haha, I’m just the wooooorst at that ever, I need to be better!

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